The easiest Easter cookies you could make – they start with my reader favorite cookie dough and get dressed up with holiday candy! Such a simple holiday cookie recipe that you’ll make again and again!
I know I’ve shared a different version of this cookie for nearly every holiday now, but it’s because it’s always such a HIT with everyone!
I take my cookie dough for the perfect chocolate chip cookies and then I add in some holiday candy. This is genius for a couple of reasons – 1. the cookie dough bakes up into these AMAZING, soft, chewy cookies that seriously everyone loves and 2. they’re festive and fun but they literally take 20 minutes from start to finish.
My daughter has this cookie recipe memorized because we make it so often with different mix-ins.
This dough is infinitely adaptable and I think you’ll love it.
Let’s do the Easter version, shall we?
Butter – We use melted butter in this recipe. A bit untraditional, but it makes for a chewier cookie.
Sugars – This recipe calls for more brown sugar than white, to give these more depth of flavor.
Flour – We only make these with all purpose flour, but I’ve heard from readers that white whole wheat flour works well too.
White Chocolate Chips – You could also use regular chocolate chips, if preferred.
Easter Candy – We’re using the pastel m&m candies that look like Easter eggs. Robin’s Eggs, peanut butter m&m’s, and sprinkles are all good options here.
How to make Easter cookies:
Add melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
Beat in vanilla and egg until combined.
Pour in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix again until this is combined before stirring in your chocolate chips and candies.
Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out 12 cookies and place them on your baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Don’t over cook your cookies!
After 10 minutes the cookies will be slightly underdone. This is on purpose as the cookies will finish cooking while they are cooling on the cookie sheet.
Let sit on a baking sheet for 5 minutes to cool before serving.
More Easter recipes to try this holiday:
Jiffy Corn Casserole: We make this side for every holiday!
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole: A classic!
Crockpot Green Bean Casserole: A Thanksgiving classic, but it’s good for any holiday if you ask me!
Cucumber Salad: Simple, quick, and the perfect side.
Blackberry Cobbler: This dessert is best with a little ice cream on top!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add butter to a microwave dish and microwave in 20 second increments until butter is fully melted.
- Add the brown sugar and white sugar to a large mixing bowl with the melted butter and stir well to combine.
- Beat in the vanilla and egg until just combined.
- Pour in the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until just combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and candies by hand, reserving a few to press onto the tops of the cookie dough, if desired.
- Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out 12 cookies and arrange them evenly on a large ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes exactly. Cookies will still be slightly underdone when you remove them from the oven. Do not overbake.
- Let sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes before eating. Allow cookies to cool completely before storing in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.